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terrorists. but on the upside it's also full of the "the young turks." on "the young turks".com a whole other show. we'll see you there. "viewpoint" is next. >> john: turns out that billions of your tax dollars have been spent on afghan government bribes. the splurge is working or is it. a gay athlete comes out of the closet. and sarah palin tweets about the white house correspondence dinner and the pest thing she can say is she didn't quit halfway threw. and today is the birthday of daniel day-lewis jerry seinfeld, and two years ago prince william married kate middleton which is about 70 in hollywood years. this is "viewpoint."
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[ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: good evening, i'm john fugelsang. this is "viewpoint." let me ask would it pump up your lifestyle if the c.i.a. agent regularly dropped off a suit case backpack or a shopping bag at your home or office, stuffed with millions of dollars in in untraceable cash. it would? welcome to of a began prophet hamid karzai's world. according to a story in "the new york times" the c.i.a. has been delivering tens of millions in cash to mr. karzai without apparently getting much of anything in the way of influence in return. at the white house press secretary jay carney told reporters if they had questions on the story take them to the c.i.a. >> i have no information on that report. i can tell you that, you know, as we have said many times we and our afghan partners remain committed to our shared strategy
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and goals of a fully sovereign afghanistan that is not a safe haven for al-qaeda. >> that is like george bush dodging a shoe. but karzai was more open telling the reporters, i quote yes the office of national security has been receiving support from the united states for the past ten years, a small amount which has been used for various purposes. like helping wounded afghan soldiers paying the rent, that sort of thing. now if you believe karzai's aides, officials telling the time, that ultimately the biggest source of corruption in afghanistan was the united states. meanwhile, back home in the usa politics as usual is wasting even more money than corruption in kabul. the u.s. army has now spent half a billion dollars over the past two years refurbishing part of our fleet of the m-1 ,-1 tasker
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at a lima, ohio plant. i quote if we had our choice we would use that money in a different ways. and as shawn kennedy in citizens against waste remarked. when the constitution as risk avers department say they have enough tanks we probably could believe them. but not if you're sherrod brown or rob portman or jim jordan or congressman sandy levin they're keeping the plant going even when the army insists they have enough tanks and they want to spend that money elsewhere. did i mention that the tanks are being worked on in their states. representative jordan told npr i quote, look, the plant is in the fourth congressional district but if it was not in the best interest of the national defense you would not see me supporting it like we do
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but it's not and yet we are. i'm pleased to be joined by heather h erlberg. welcome to view. >> great to be with you. >> john: thank you. i find this mind boggling. given that america has spent billions of dollars in afghanistan, why is the c.i.a. giving karzai millions under the table, and what do you think these not so secret millions are supposed to buy? >> well, you cast your mind back ten years ago right after the u.s. went through afghanistan and identified karzai as the best hope to bring afghanistan society together. i think the most charitable interruption you can put on it is it starts with karzai giving him walking around money hopeing to establish himself. that's the most charitable
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explanation. that's a ten-year-old explanation and it does not explain my david detail in that some of the money was delivered in oreo boxes and the c.i.a. wanted the boxes back. >> john: wow that's my favorite detail, as well. that is to make him look swag and buy more capes. is there any congressional oversight. >> the c.i.a. has a black budget which is not publicly available. you can imagine it's hard to get into much detailed oversight of it. there is not an item in any budget that anyone has seen outside of langley that says swag. >> john: what role do they have in fueling afghan corruption, and what are the odds that some of this money is being used to finance attacks right back on our troops? >> the thing that these two
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stories that you're focusing on tonight have in common have the stubbornness of how things work in washington and the resistence of being replaced by actual facts. this may have been excusable in the beginning or understandable, but over time anyone who has worked in a post-war, post conflict society knows what you want is to be introducing more safeguards accountability and clear channels of how cash flows. the longer this goes on, the more the u.s. with one hand is saying we want transparency, accountability, and we're paying for these watch watchdog groups we're undermining what we do with our left hand with what we do with our right hand. >> john: the abraham tanks being built in ohio are built to
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destroy other tanks. i don't know who we fight who has their own tanks any more. the army said they don't want them. they have a new tanks coming in a few years. is this not what president eisenhower warned us about about the military industrial complex when the tank is put together in ten different states and it's described as a jobs plan. >> it's a industrial political complex. number two there have been great studies done at the university of massachusetts that if you wanted to have a jobs program funneling money through military is the worst way too. hiring teachers, repairing parks, roads all of those build more jobs per capita instead of building tanks that the army doesn't really need. it's not a jobs program in the sense that you and i might mean
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as job programs. it is both keeping things as they are for those states and those constituents, and it allows lots of members of congress to say look, i voted for security because i voted for a big military budget. it's become a cheap proxy for saying i want to keep you safe and a marginal dollar will buy you a marginal dollar more of security. when you look at the programs that double and triple in their cost estimates any local person can see the marginal dollar is not buying you a marginal dollar of security. >> it seems to have nothing to do with national security and everything to do with federal job security. thank you for coming on "viewpoint." >> thank you. >> john: i'm delighted to be joined by michael tomasky
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correspondent with "newsweek" and the daily beast. how are you. >> how j i'm concerned. isn't karzai supposed to be our bought bought-off guy in kabul. if billions of dollars in public american aid won't buy this guy's corporation why would the u.s. think that tens of millions in sort of secret cash work? >> you got me. you'll have to ask the c.i.a. and the c.i.a. is going to tell you, guess what, we can neither confirm or deny, that's the c.i.a. standard going back to the 1950s. but as heather said, the c.i.a. gets to do what it wants to do. the oversight is minimal. you don't sit on the joint intelligence committees or any of the oversight economies if you ask too many pesky questions. you don't sit on those committees very long. and the c.i.a. does what it wants to do. in southeast asia in in the 1960s
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the c.i.a. had its own airline and it did not shuttle passengers. >> john: opening admitting to getting c.i.a. cash brings us in bizarrero world. does this bring damage to the support in the war in afghanistan or is congress hoping that this it winds down as planned in 2014. >> i think the latter. i don't think there is any resolve in congress to do anything about it. now in the republican house of representative if they smell some idea they can get phoney corruption thing on the obama administration then they'll probably try to pursue it. but on the merits no, they hope it will go away. the war is ending next year. we'll call it a draw, i suppose or whatever we're going to call it and just wash our hands of it. >> john: this is a guy just two months ago accused america being in collusion with the taliban.
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what does it say about the war effort in afghanistan and apparently our c.i.a. is supporting it although without tangible resorts. >> i've never been over there. i can't pretend that i've done any on the ground reporting and know intimately the situation there. but what you just said is very accurate, and it's a situation that we can't--we can't really make much better than we've made it. >> john: i will say, i've had friends who served in afghanistan and come back from the military saying that bribes are how it's done. michael, let me ask you a question. strictly hypothetical but how much worse do you think things might be if we weren't doing this? could one make the argument, if things are bad in afghanistan it could be worse if we weren't buying people off all these years? >> i think it could and i might well make that argument. i was not in favor of a hasty
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withdrawal in 2009 when obama first went into office, they had a big debate about it and joe biden wanted to get out then, and most liberals took that position. i didn't. i felt we owed as people who invaded afghanistan, i felt that we owed the people of afghanistan a shot at putting their society back together in a decent way. you know, i don't know now it's four or five years later i'm not sure how possible that is. >> john: i'm afraid you may be right. i would like to switch topics quickly. how unusually is it for an army chief of staff to plead with congress not to spend billions on a weapons program even one that is not needed. >> it's very unusual, and it shows that there is room to cut in the pentagon budget. most people don't know that from 1998 or so up until 2010-2011 the pentagon budget more than
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doubled from $300 billion to up around $700 billion. $700 billion, more than doubled. it did go down a little bit in in 2011-2012, but there is still lots of room to cut. and the abrams tank is one case in point. people might remember from the election last year mitt romney was talking these fan it wascal things about the navy, building ships the navy didn't want. these things are done in the name of being tough on our enemies, being tough on terror, as well as the job programs that you and heather discussed. it's just very hard to break that chain. >> john: indeed, i can recall senator lieberman of connecticut saying that his state had to build nuclear-powered submarines to fight al-qaeda. nownow they're insisting on
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building tanks that the army doesn't want. what about the tea parties is this something that they could get primaried over? >> i doubt it. i don't think this has the emotional resonance for tea party people that some other things do. dick lugar saying one nice thing about barack obama does, you know, you can be for pork barrel defense spending but you can't say one nice thing for barack obama or vote for one of his judges. i don't see this as quite as a hot button thing for the tea party voters. >> john: i would be you'rous to see what ron paul has to say about it. michael tomasky, welcome on the show. >> thank you. >> john: jason collins is the first athlete to come out of the
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i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. >> john: welcome back to "viewpoint." our thing of the day tonight is our regret of the day. and it belongs to sandra day o'connor. the retired supreme court justice told the chicago tribune looking back on it, maybe just possibly perhaps the supreme court should not have ruled on bush v gore. that decision stopped the florida recount in 2000, and settled the election for george w. bush, the worst president of our lifetimes. on the bright side, if it weren't for that ruling, there probably wouldn't be a current tv and i probably wouldn't have a job. maybe you're right maybe the supreme court should have stayed out of it. the question is does the supreme
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court now have the power to build a time machine. one of the last remaining barriers in american culture was broken down today when nba player jason collins was the first of any athlete in team sports came out as gay. he said: >> john: here to discuss the impact of collins announcement on the support wade davis nfl quarterback who came out after retirement from the league. thank you for joining us this evening. >> thank you for having me. >> john: it's been a crazy day. >> it's been the greatest day since i came out. >> john: how big of a deal is this for gay community and for
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young lgbt kids. >> i have a young person i worked with today, oh my god did you hear about jason collins, the nba guy, i don't know what he does but he's gay. yes, i have heard of him. they rarely talk sports to me. for one of my youth who don't talk sports to talk about this is huge. >> john: how do you judge reaction from the media and fans. >> i think the media have been great. i think the fans have been great. after speaking to jason collins this morning he said everyone has been amazing. >> john: we have to presume that his teammates knew already. >> no, speaking to jason no. >> john: really, judging by the comments of nba celebrities they accept it. i'm sure he didn't have problems with his teammates. >> it's not about them accepting it, it's about us accepting ourselves. i don't think that anyone knew
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that i was gay. i don't think jason thought anyone knew that he was gay. we do so many things from going to strip clubs and having girlfriends to create the image that we are straight. >> john: do you think there will be a run of athletes coming out and being honest and moving america forward. >> i hope so, but i don't think so. they'll sit back and see how the media is responding, if jason collins is picked up, he's a free agent, there are things that will have to happen first. >> john: what about basketball, is it more significant that it was an nba star rather than an nfl star. >> i don't think it's harder. i was a nfl player. yes, i didn't come out while i was playing, but it would have been the same if i was a nba or nhl player. >> john: some people felt this was a nice thing but it's not
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really going to make an impact until a big-name athlete comes out. tell my coworkers why they're wrong. >> they're wrong because kids i work with never talk about sports. they don't tear. they just want to dance envogue. but the fact that you have kids who don't talk about sports are talking about it, it's a big deal and everyone is going to want to know who jason collins. yes if he was a big-name player it might be a bigger story but the impact is the same. >> john: they want to envogue, you say? i live in the village. i like to see lebron try to do this sometime. how significant is it that the first major athlete to come out active athlete to come out was also african-american. >> that was huge because there is this overwhelming census that the black community is homophobic and that is not true. he said thinks family has accepted him. his teammates have accepted him. the black community will embrace
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him, so it reframes that conversation. >> john: how do you see the next season playing out for jason collins. >> i could see jason going back to boston. i could see him going to the dallas mavericks. i think jason plans on it. i spoke to him he said he's ready to keep playing again. >> john: i'm sure he'll have to suffer the slings and arrows of homophobichomophobeic embiciles. >> no doubt. >> you'll see people writing horrible stuff but his teammates his fans, the people he cares about will about there for him. >> there were young kids who will have an easier time growing up because of this. you're every much a pioneer as
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him. former quarterback wade davis thank you. it's a pleasure meeting you in pressure. >> john: michigan, no, that state does not have enough problems without our help. that is coming up next. (vo) current tv gets the converstion started weekdays at 9am eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. just be grateful current tv does not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv.
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>>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> john: this week our wtf america series looks at michigan where the wtf-ness is off the charts thanks to state resident gail horalek who demanded that a pornographic book be removed from school curriculum. the offending work of smut? none other than "the diary of a young girl by anne frank." it's the passage about anne discovery of her own genitalia you see if impressionable teens are allowed to read such filth
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how can we expect them to become believers. she suffered the ravages of tyranny, she said i think people are good at heart. but she also discovered her own body and we must protect children. now the superintendent said the committee will be assembled to review the concerns. really? wtf, michigan. if you're going to deprive students in your schools of the greatest powerful, moving books of the 20th century because one lady is uncomfortable about the part about lady parts? there is no better way to fight back nazism than to ban books. actually care. this is purely about political grandstanding.
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>> john: when conservatives called president obama a radical left winger they professionally never met a radical left winger which brings me to mr. credico. pushing for a sales tax on all wall street transactions. actually that's kind of mainstream. the u.s. used to do it until 1966, and then they're reintroducing a bill for it. how about testing nypd police officers for steroids and having the city buy and distribute medical cannabis. that is a radical agenda. welcome with me randy cretico. what is wrong with cops on
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steroids. i want them to be able to beat up a bad guy. >> right they're on drugs and they're hunting for small drug offenders. in new york city i happen to know that at least 6 of hundred undercover agents were using online pharmacy steroids. they go out there. they come from the outer boroughs. they do the stops and frisks. i know the mayor of new york city. we need stop and frisk. it's very important. it's a great tool to put people in jail. [ speaking spanish ] >> john: a lot of folks outside of new york don't know what stop and frisk is. and a lot of caucasians in new york don't know what stop and frisk is. but you talk about police, specifically stop and frisk. which is we can stop anyone we
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want especially you know who and if there are small amounts of marijuana they can be locked up. what kind of reform would you like to see in in the a nypd. >> no one should support stop and frisk. theyit's really close to one and a half million blacks and latinos being stopped and frisked. i used to track this. i used to videotape what they're doing. >> john: the great civil rights, a great great attorney. we need one like that right now. to defend us against the onslaught of our civil liberties which is happening right now. it's like the george bush era is still here. god bless obama he's carrying on the drone strike. >> john: how much does
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criticizing help the campaign. >> it does not help out very much. the other democratic candidate won't say anything. charles sumner, the abolitionists from massachusetts said a poll significance loyal to his party cannot be trusted. i'm out there. i will talk obama for mdaa. i will talk obama for the patriot act for the visa courts and going after whistle belowers, for putting bradley manning in jail forever possibly possibly. so the he is peen espionage act has been used by president obama more. the last seven presidents combined used it less. >> i don't find it liberal but mainstream. but the robin hood tax of less than 1% on each transaction. >> half a percent would raise
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$180 billion minimum on wall street transactions. we would get the biggest share that have money would come to new york because it comes from new york. so we would have a federal law guys like the goldman sachs crew can't go to california. in europe they're going to pass it any day now. we could raise money and underwrite what goes on in this city. we have tons of people who are unemployed. 60% of black youth unemployed. >> john: it seems like a very mild form of austerity for those who could afford austerity. you said something bringing people from occupy wall street to a credico administration. what do you have in mind? >> i would use them--they were so heroic after hurricane sandy going out and bringing in relief. i like the concept of direct
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democracy instead of the way we have it set up. 18% of the public vote. that's it of the eligible voters vote. bloomberg got in with 9% of the voters voting. i don't know if you went down to-- >> john: i'm from there. >> i got arrested five times like i said, and i must tell you, the way they set up these wonderful forums, direct democracy, people got involved. i think they would be a great inspiration for people to get involved in the political process. >> john: what are the odds you'll win the mayoral race. >> listen, spartacus made it to the finals, and garibaldi liberated the two sicilys and muhammad ali had no chance against mr. listen. buddy won. i have a shot. i do have a shot. if i do have a shot i will get shot. i'll go to the mansion in a casket. >> john: i'll guarantee you'll be part of the debate. >> i got to be part of the
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debates. you have five funeral directors that i'm running against with no personality, same broiler plate. >> she does the same speech every single time i see her. i've been on a lot of these forums and i must tell you it's dull. it's like going to chuck-e-cheese. >> john: that's why i want you in. you'll make it worth watching, and i hope you'll come back. >> i'll definitely come back on if you will have me. please mention the website. credico 2013.org . and i definitely need your support. we have to push the debate to the left. your crowd can do it. >> john: randy credico. i have no crowd but i have a posse. that's it. please come back on the show. more comedians ahead to, the best in america to take a look at the correspondence dinner. my panel of none experts including former host of the correspondence center joins me
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next. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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>> john: welcome back to "viewpoint." on social media today i asked ifal y'all had a better correspondence dinner than nerd prom. and nadine gross tweeted. the "if only nixon was smart enough to befriend and woodward and bernstein" dinner. we could have all appreciated the agnu speech.
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if you have a comment for the very. please tweet us at "viewpoint" ctu or john fugelsang or use the hashtag "viewpoint" or post it on facebook. if you were watching c-span on saturday night and who doesn't watch c-span on saturday night you saw the year's neared prom. attended by nerds like bradley cooper and katy perry where the white house correspondents association dinner where politicians and press and celebrities get all dressed up. >> it's amazing to think how much our country has changed in 18 years. think about it. if in 1995 you told me in 2013 we would have an african-american president with a middle named hussein who was just reelected to a second term in a sluggish economy i would have said, oh, he must have run against mitt romney. >> john: joining me now to discuss all the bess moments of
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the night is my all-star panel. strap yourself in. legenary comedian and feature performer at the '93 correspondence white house dinner, elayne boosier. and paul mecurio, who podcasts the paul paul show now on inn tunes. and comedian and writer, tv's frank conniff. a lot of money being spent. a lot of jokes about serious issues red carpet celebrities. is it a bad thing or good thing. >> what is fascinating to me. when i did it and then every else they laugh their heads off and then the next day the papers paperse viscerate you. they're so used to elicit sex in washington with hookers or gay people no matter how good of a time they had the night before, they always deny it the next day. >> look, i think it's great for
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this country that the media elite, the best of the best, the washington press core are there represented by great journalists like katy perry and that reporter who broke the story gangnam style. i don't know if this is a press core dinner or cast and call for revival of holy squares. >> john: it's not a nerd prom. it's the people who were nerds and are now elitists. >> they're just better journalists. david gregory asked the waiter about the soup but never asked about the entree because he never asks follow-up questions. >> john: i thought the president was very very funny on the show. a lot of good moments. let's take a look at barack obama's jokes. >> these days i look in the mirror, and i have to admit i'm not the strapping young muslim socialist that i used top to be.
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i recognize that the press and very different jobs to do. my job is to be president. your job is to keep me mumble. frankly i think i'm doing my job better. i know republicans are still sorting out what happened in 2012. one thing they all agree on is they need to do a better job reach out to minorities. and look call me self-centered but i can think of one minority they could start with. some folks still don't think i spend enough time with congress. why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell they ask. really? why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell? >> how did he do, guys. >> he did great. i think he should roofie mitch mcconnell. >> i thought watching this, the president could wind up being the first ex-president who could host the oscars, what do you think. >> i thought the whole thing--speaking of that one
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debby allen dance number. >> john: he did that with karl rove a couple of years ago. >> exactly. this was the funnest thing on c-span since the vote on background checks. i think kind of this is where we are. we don't have enough money for air traffic controllers but we have enough for comedy writers. it's okay for planes to crash but jokes have to land perfectly perfectly. >> john: in fairness, rich little did this when george bush was president--not george bush sr. but george bush jr. conservatives were smearing this as a way of task paying money. >> i'm jealous of how often as a comedian of how they keep playing obama's set. how come my set on make me laugh laugh.didn't have that. >> meanwhile, he was running that line the strapping young muslim would be used against him. they would take it as fact as keep playing it.
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>> john: i think it's the swag he brings by taking the worst people have said about him and turning it into a gag makes it flatten. >> i remember the day when i was a strapping young liberal that my base thought i was. >> john: unfortunately the base doesn't care but there was one particular joke in that vain while funny some thought it was in poor days. >> but the problem is that the media landscape is changing so rapidly. you can't keep up with it. i remember when buzzfeed was something i did in college around 2:00 a.m. >> john: mr. frank conniff tweeted about that. mr. president, joking about getting high in college while people are in jail for drug laws you won't change is a bummer, man. >> it's an opportunity to keep up with the lingo. it got a huge response on twitter. most people were supportive. some people, it's amazing.
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i'm an obama supporter but i criticize him about certain things. it's amazing, some people, if you say anything bad about him they'll justify what he said. >> john: and it's not on the samee egregious level of george bush mocking no wmds. >> no. they all criticize him for it now but they all laughed at it at the time. >> john: but it's all collusion. we're all part of the same racket, let's get together and celebrate. >> there is hypocrisy. the room is full of congressmen and politicians and hollywood elite. >> john: conan followed the president and here are a few of his best lines. >> you think about it, the president and i are alike. we both went to harvard. we both have two children, and we both told joe biden we didn't have extra tickets for tonight's
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event. tonight's event had lasagna and couscous. there was some confusion with the seating charts. for a moment someone accidently sat governor chris christie with the republicans. that was awkward and i apologize. one rising star on the right is senator marco rubio or as he's known in the republican part, our black guy. the supreme court seems divided over same-sex marriage. the liberal justice are in favor and the conservatives oppose any life-long sacred union between two men it's scalia and clarence thomas. >> john: if mitt romney had one november that would have been victoria jackson hosting. where my friends does conan rank. i know they don't come anywhere near elayne boosier. how did he do. >> he did fine.
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the halibut joke was funny. but he should have said cnn reported that the halibut had already been caught. >> the brown halibut. >> a much better joke. >> he seemed a little stiff. >> john: that's conan. >> but conan is not a stand-up comedian. he went right from being a comedy writer, the point i want to make even if he has a bit of an awkwardness as a performer last night what he had was a ton of great jokes and great jokes are really what make it happen. >> i just felt he was rushing it. i felt like, look, he's been a monologist for 15 years. he should be able to deliver it. sarah palin is more comfortable in a room of lesbian vegetarian
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vegetarianists. >> when he started i thought it wasn't going to go well, but i was impressed at how funny. >> john: besides yourself who would be a great host. >> a great host for what? >> the correspondence? >> i would love to see chris rock do it. >> john: that will never happen. >> the first fourth, sixth amendment they could talk about how they were weakened by terrorism laws. and weird al jankovic. >> i would love to see stephen colbert come back. his performance was high water mark. >> john: i would love to see bill cloned and do do it. we're going to come back after the break.
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>> john: welcome back to "viewpoint." one more clip i want you all to take a look at. >> it's a pleasure to meet al gore. it's just wonderful talking to you before we got together. you're warm, funny and charming as well as tipper. because you know, people write terrible things about people. they write that you're stiff removed, and wooden. remember that's ridiculous. just remember, al gore is just a
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heartbeat away from the vice presidency. >> you killed. >> i didn't have any writers. that's my if you have. >> was it a rough room. >> no, it was fun. but you wouldn't known it in the papers. they did not have sex with that woman. >> well, okay, i enjoyed it, and i enjoyed the fallout even more. sarah palin smeared the white house correspondence dinner. it's sad to think that john mccain was the ruthless of the party. sarah palin is still the g.o.p.'s flava-flav. i don't want to bad mouth lady blah-blah, but she was the first to use the word "ass" on the same tweet, and i feel like one knowing that. thewhcd was pathetic. the rest of america is out there working their asses off while the whcd ass clowns throw a nerd
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prom. it's not cool. i deeply resent her reference to ass clowns and i worked as one and i got my degree from ass clown college. when i got fired from footlocker i totally bat mouthed them. but the more defensive word in her tweet is not ass but "our." you don't like work. here's the thing sarah, i know you're watching because it's current. people on the left and the right are both getting you all wrong. first the conservatives act all mad at you because you keep bad mouthing the g.o.p. establishment. i don't know why you want to bad mouth them. they don't appreciate what you
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do for the g.o.p. what j jjbinks did for "star wars" one. and of course the liberals, they don't get you and they never will. all that mean stuff you're the susan b anthony of lib liner. the only thing you did was save katie couric's ratings. horrible things that i wouldn't repeat. they want you to shut up. they only say you say defamatory statements. they say if they ignore you you'll go away. i don't want you to go away. just because you are you are irrelevant, you shouldn't act like one. no republican figure has ever had the guts to criticize you. they don't dare criticize you because they all want your endorsement. that means you're more than alaska's snookie.
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you're the king talker. you're like crack for the human id. i don't know why you went off on the correspondence dinner. maybe you don't like people who are funny on purpose. but every time you open your mouth and put out your views on facebook or twitter you remind voters you're the real face of the g.o.p. you are the brand. every time a journalist asks how you think about the dow and you believe they're buddhist the voters see g.o.p. when you say you could have stop julian assange when in reality you couldn't stop your daughter. until you finally settle down as a celebrity cosmetic infomercial host or wwe sportcaster we want you on that wall. we need you on that wall. you have the power to influence elections. what you did for john mccain
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and newt gringrich is compelling. anyone who doubts you clearly hates america. and you can see oblivion from our house. that ain't bad. i would like to thank my panel of comedians. elayne boosier. where can folks follow you. >> www.elayneboosier.com. >> paul mecurio. >> i'll be right elaine. >> and frank how can people follow you? >> i'll be at this office tomorrow. >> i want to thank all of our guests this is "viewpoint" on current. have a great evening everyone. any final sarah palin comments? >> she sucks. >> she's my lover. >> wow, there's ratings. good night ma. >> joy: tonight sarah palin calls the press corps a bunch of
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ass clowns. the thing to remember about ass clowns, don't stand behind them when they sneeze. thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen. but last night on "60 minutes," nurse turned serial killer charles cullen confessed to killing as many as 60 patients. i'll talk to the nurse who broke that wide open that and much more next on "say anything." [♪ theme music ♪] >> joy: jimmy fallon may be take